Parent Engagement

Randomized controlled trial study conducted?

Practice Makes Perfect

Narrow the opportunity gap.
Program Description

Started as a student club at Cornell to provide summer enrichment for urban youth in NYC, now partners with K-12 schools to provide many programs including tutoring.

Type of service
Tutoring Program
Technology Platform
Academic Intervention
Other type of service

AIS, RTI, Tutoring, Push-ins, Pull-outs, After School, Saturday Academy, SAT prep, Summer Enrichment programs.

Year Started
Headquarter Location (City, State)
New York, New York
States of Operation
New York
Most recent number of students served
Subject Offered
English Language Arts (ELA),
Early Literacy,
Social Studies,
Other subjects
Grade Levels
1st Grade,
2nd Grade,
3rd Grade,
4th Grade,
5th Grade,
6th Grade,
7th Grade,
8th Grade,
9th Grade,
10th Grade,
11th Grade,
12th Grade,
Post secondary
Languages Offered
Other languages
Percentage of tutors who can speak a language other than English
100% speak English; 50% bilingual (English/Spanish, English/Arabic, English/Mandarin, English/Other)
Race/Ethnicity breakdown of tutors
Hispanic or Latino- 20%, Asian 20%, Black or African American 30%, White 25%
During School
Out of School
Delivery Mode
Student-Tutor Ratio
1:1 up to 5:1
Does your program engage with parents?
Family Engagement Description

Surveys, weekly email outreach to parents soliciting quality of sessions, and frequent outreach from Interventionists/Tutors to parents.

Organization Type
For Profit
Customer Type
Cost to District/ School/ Non-Profit
Varies; Avg. school contract is $45k; however, contracts range from $5k - $250k based on students served; Parent contracts for Private tutoring start at ~$200 per month for weekly services.
Cost to Student
Type of Tutor
Tutoring staff
Other tutor type
We train college students, graduate students, and recent graduates in tutoring and intervention strategies.
Randomized controlled trial (RCT) study conducted?
RCT Citation

Results not ye published (disrupted by COVID)

Quasi-experimental (QED) study conducted?
Contact Name
Karim Aboulelnaga

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